Eric Scoble Blackwater Charters

Eric Scoble’s Black Water Charters runs fishing trips around the flats, estuaries, and creeks of Islamorada, FL. These waters are filled with fish year round. It’s fun, both for less experienced anglers and veteran fishermen.

Captain Eric Scoble commandeers an 18’ Hewes that can accommodate up to two anglers, and which he custom built for shallow water fishing. She is powered by a 115 HP Suzuki engine.

The boat’s fishing gear is almost entirely light tackle, and is specifically designed for this type of fishing. Shimano, Daiwa and Penn International products are all commonly used and provided on board. Capt. Eric is fluent in both fly and light tackle fishing, and is committed to showing you the flats fishing potential of the Florida Keys.

Cpt. Eric has been fishing the local waters for more than 25 years, mostly targeting species such as Bonefish, Permit, Snook, Redfish, and Tarpon. He has competed with success in a variety of local fishing tournaments, including the Redbone Celebrity Tournament, Islamorada Sailfish, The Backcountry Challenge and many others.

At the end of the day, whatever type of trip you choose, it’ll be an experience you won’t forget. All fishing equipment, flies, live and artificial bait, as well as the required fishing licenses are covered and provided by Capt, Scoble. Commercial life jackets are available for kids, but for more comfort parents might want to bring their own vests for children. Bring food and drinks. Pack sunblock, a cap, sunglasses, and light clothes. And don’t forget your camera.

If you want to fish a bit further out, there’s another boat to cater to your needs. Just scroll down and click on the captain’s name to see available dates on his center console.



Select date to see available trips and rates:

  • Private trip
    Full Day Trip
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    8 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $675
    up to 2 persons
    This full day trip is great for experienced anglers. You will have plenty of time to go fishing around the flats. The target species include Tarpon, Bonefish, Snook, Redfish, Permit, Trout, and Mangrove Snapper! The trips run year round. All the gear is supplied onboard. You should bring snacks and drinks, sunblock, shades, a cap, and a camera.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (AM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 7:30 AM
    $500
    up to 2 persons
    On this half day trip, you'll be exploring the shallow waters of Islamorada. There are many species to catch, including Tarpon, Bonefish, Snook, Redfish, Permit, Trout, and Mangrove Snapper. You'll mostly be fishing with light tackle or fly. The trip is great for novice anglers or families with kids. The fishing gear is supplied, you only need to bring food and drinks. Pack sunblock, a cap, sunglasses, and a camera.
  • Private trip
    Half Day Trip (PM)
      FREE Cancelation 3 days notice
    4 hours trip, starts at 1:00 PM
    $500
    up to 2 persons
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About the Captain

Eric Scoble
Islamorada, Florida, United States
Angler's Choice
61 Fishing Reports
ID & License verified
73 Customer Reviews
Response time within an hour
Member since October 2014
Capt. Eric's grandfather was a successful fishing guide who first taught him how to fish. His father, also a fishing guide, continued his education. Eric's been a guide himself for over 15 years now and is on these waters almost every single day. Capt. Eric will make sure you have a nice day out on the water, whether you're fishing creeks, estuaries or flats.

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Targeted Species

Barracuda (Great) Barracuda (Great)
Black Drum Black Drum
Bonefish Bonefish
Grouper (Goliath) Grouper (Goliath)
Permit Permit
Redfish Redfish
Shark (Blacktip) Shark (Blacktip)
Snapper (Mangrove) Snapper (Mangrove)
Snapper (Mutton) Snapper (Mutton)
Snook Snook
Speckled Trout Speckled Trout
Tarpon Tarpon

Boat Specs

Hewes (Flats boat) originally built in 2006, and restored in 2016. Powered by a 115HP Suzuki engine, with a maximum cruising speed of 25 knots.

Length
18 ft
Capacity
2 persons

Types of Fishing

Inshore Fishing
Nearshore Fishing
Flats Fishing
Backcountry Fishing

Fishing Techniques

Light Tackle
Spinning
Fly Fishing

Amenities

GPS
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box
GPS
Life Jackets
Live Bait Well
Ice Box

Trip Includes

Rods, reels & tackle
Live Bait
Lures
Catch cleaning & filleting
Fishing License
Fly Fishing Equipment

Policies

FREE Cancelation
You can cancel or reschedule your booking up to 3 days before the trip. If the captain cannot run the trip due to unsafe weather conditions, your booking can be moved to another date or canceled free of charge.
Pickup not included
Transfer to/from departure site is not included in trip rates.
Child Friendly
You Keep Catch
Catch and Release Allowed
Disabled Accessible

Payment

Book with 15% deposit
When the captain confirms your trip, FishingBooker charges your credit card a 15% deposit to guarantee your reservation.
Pay remaining balance to captain
The remaining balance is to be paid directly to the charter operator on or prior to your trip date in one of the following payment methods:
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Customer Reviews

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4.82
out of 5 stars from 58 reviews
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Friendly captain
100%
Recommend this charter
100%
Appropriate for children
84%
Satisfied with the boat
100%
Catch intended fish
85%
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Chris Y.
Austin, TX
 5.00
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Great Experience!

VERIFIED   July 5, 2019
Had a great half day trip with Eric.  He put us on the fish!  We caught several Snook and Trout…too many to...
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William B.
Milledgeville, GA
 5.00
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Awesome captain

VERIFIED   July 9, 2019
We had a great experience with Captain Eric Scoble.  He went above and beyond to make our trip fun.  We had bad weather...
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Elizabeth L.
Orlando, Florida
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VERIFIED   June 21, 2019
We had such an amazing time fishing with Eric.  Eric was fun and easy to talk with,  but he knows his stuff! ...
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Keith W.
Stamford, CT
 5.00
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Half day trip

VERIFIED   August 19, 2019
Would definitely recommend Captain Eric. He’s an extremely personable individual, went out of his way to keep us active and...
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VERIFIED   NEW  October 3, 2019
I had a great morning of fishing with Captain Eric. I was looking to catch a Snook and He put me right on them! Poe B
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